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radiant. a handsome wedding in North Lincolnshire – pete & jenn

December 11th, 2014 | Rachel Parry

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Today’s newlyweds Pete and Jenn not only share the names of one of my all-time favourite onscreen couples (Cold Feet fans will know what I’m talking about) but they also share my love for a vibrant wedding palette and wonderful wild blooms.

I absolutely adore Jenn’s wedding attire and styling, from her cute tea length dress and skyscraper something blue shoes, to her fabulous bouquet and gorgeous hair do. And the lads sure scrub up well too! Beautiful, just beautiful!

So forget the gales blowing outdoors and let yourself drift away into this incredibly classy, colourful celebration of love.

With images by Photography34

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pete says: We got engaged at home in February 2011. It was just a normal day at home but that’s what was important to us.

We set the date for August 2, 2014. It was a special date to us as it was the eighth anniversary of when we first met.

Bardney Hall in Barton on Humber, North Lincolnshire, was our chosen wedding venue. We picked it as it gave us a blank canvas to do with what we wanted and the setting was well suited to our theme. The home owner and staff were all very caring too, which made us very comfortable.

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Our colour scheme was blue and orange – Jenn’s choice of vibrant colours, which she then built the theme of the day around. Jenn also made all the decorations, with a little help from me and the wedding party.

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Jenn designed the bridesmaids’ dresses that were then specially made for the big day by Bonita of Chanterlands in Hull.

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Jenn’s dress was from Elite Bridal in Hull. It was a simple backless tea length dress with a boat neck and diamante brooch on the waist in ivory satin. She knew she wanted a shorter dress as she’s only wee and she also wanted to wear statement shoes as her something blue.

I wore a blue suit from Slaters Menswear in Hull, along with a white shirt, burnt orange accessories and tan shoes and belt. The groomsmen wore the same.

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Holyhocks in Hull put together our wedding flowers which were a selection of vibrant blue and orange flowers, including Scottish thistle to honour Jenn’s family and home.

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Our photographer was Tony Wilson of Photography34. We would highly recommend him. He provides a really excellent service and his stunning pictures speak for themselves.

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Extra decorations on the day included bunting handmade by Jenn and her mum. Jenn also made our table decorations, wedding stationery and table plan, incorporating the bunting theme. I made hanging orange and blue decorations and we had more flowers provided by the venue.

For favours we gave our guests vinyl records with a message on a label from me and Jenn. These also doubled up as place settings on the tables.

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For our wedding day meal we had barbecue food served straight from the grill in the gardens with wine and deserts. It was provided by 2chefs Catering of Beverley, East Yorkshire, who provided a really amazing service. We would highly recommend them!

We chose this style of food as we love to host at home by having friends over for barbecues. We also had cocktails served as welcome drinks and kept them coming throughout the day.

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We designed the cake following theme of wedding. It was a blue, white and orange, three-tier creation made by Kalou’s Cups and Cakes in Barton on Humber.

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To entertain our guests we had vintage garden games, which were enjoyed by both the children and adults. Later in the evening we had a disco in the marquee.

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For us the whole day was amazing – we couldn’t possibly pick a favourite part.

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We followed up our wedding with a honeymoon in Dalyan, Turkey. We stayed at Villa Saadet which was kindly offered to us as a wedding gift from the best man and his family who own the villa. It’s a really beautiful place and we highly recommend it to anyone wanting to visit Turkey. It was a very relaxing week – one which we will remember forever!

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Our top tip to other Brides (and grooms) Up North would be to prepare everything in advance and always have a back-up plan! We got caught out 24 hours before the wedding as a supplier went bust. We wouldn’t want anyone else to go through that. Fortunately we have some contacts that helped us out – life savers!

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Food Glorious Food. Wedding Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner…

June 4th, 2014 | Rachel Parry

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When it comes to your first meal as husband and wife, meat and veg in its simplest form will no longer suffice.  And quite rightly so: wedding breakfasts are not school dinners!  Brides Up North, it’s time to go gourmet!

Food is a very important part of the wedding day. Done right, it’s a celebrational centrepiece and a real treat for your nearest and dearest.  Think flavour, theatre and surprise to excite the senses and taste buds and get your guests talking.  Practically speaking, keeping them fed keeps them happy too – whilst hugely enjoyable, weddings can be long affairs so feeding guests a good meal or at regular intervals throughout the day is advisable. This way guests should remain alert through the ceremony, welcome drinks and speeches and still have enough energy to burn up the dance floor in the evening.

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For couples who are thinking creatively, shunning the traditional soup – followed by chicken – followed by brandy snap basket and mixing up the menu with some more personal food choices will either evoke warm childhood memories or provide a truly memorable meal for guests.  Ask your chosen caterer or venue for their suggestions for an extraordinary wedding breakfast. 

So what’s top of the menu for couples currently planning their weddings?

With images kindly supplied by our friends at Dine, award winning outside caterers, wedding specialists, venue and event managers, who will be more than happy to discuss your culinary requirements for your big day.  Visit their website to see how they can make your event special.

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Brilliant Bowl Food

Canapés just got cool. Try creative concoctions served off iPad trays or yummy combinations of flavours that combine in a portable portion for more informal celebrations. 

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Afternoon Tea

In true British fashion UK wedding couples are picking dainty finger sandwiches, scrummy scones and a wonderful array of cakes to serve their guests, whether as a stand alone meal or as part of a longer series of dining elements.  This is a particular popular option for those having summer ceremonies, outdoor weddings or vintage themed celebrations. It can also add a fun, personal touch as couples can invite guests to bring their own sweet treat recipes to the table in a Great British Bake Off style. Interesting savoury options can be served along with the sandwiches while the sweets that follow can include anything from macaroons and cupcakes to fruit tartlets and mini meringues.

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Nostalgic Nosh

Whether it be bangers and mash or steak and kidney pie, comfort foods and dishes that bring back fond childhood memories are whetting couples’ appetites. This laid-back dining option brings a warm and informal atmosphere to the dining table that will help your guests relax. With the wedding breakfast rule book thrown well and truly out of the window, pretty much anything goes – stew and dumplings, cottage pie, posh fish and chips – although there’ll always be a place for a really good roast in our hearts. 

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Banquet Barbecues

I’m pretty sure that after the Aussies it’s us Brits who love to fire up the barbie. Predominately an option for those tying the knot in spring and summer, a gourmet barbecue wedding breakfast offers so much more than chicken legs and hot dogs. Think locally sourced meat used to create marinated lamb and tiger prawn kebabs or unusual flavoured sausages and burgers such as caramelised onion, chilli, apple or sundried tomato and herbs. You could treat your guests to a succulent cut of steak or perhaps, for a lighter option, some delicious Rainbow trout, or walk on the wild side with Ostrich meat! On the side serve summery and imaginative salad, coleslaw and cous cous dishes.

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Wedding Brunch

As it’s cheaper to get married in the morning, those getting hitched before lunch time can literally make their first meal as a married couple breakfast. A growing trend, which started in America, serving your guests breakfast is certainly one way to make your wedding meal memorable. But it’s not a case of laying out some Special K, toast and crumpets – instead think fun options such as pancakes, omelettes and waffles that allow guests to interact by picking their own toppings and fillings. Alternatively, for those wanting a posh brekkie, why not serve up scrambled eggs and smoked salmon or Eggs Benedict, accompanied by a Mimosa or a Bloody Mary.

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And to drink?

Champagne will always be in fashion, but locally brewed beers, ales and ciders served straight from the keg are becoming increasingly popular and work particularly well for summer fete or festival style weddings. Cocktails remain popular, of course, but to shake things up a little couples are encouraged serve a signature cocktail created purely for their wedding, or hire a pop-up bar where professional mixologists entertain guests by rattling up drinks on request.

I’ll drink to that!

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Reassuringly Rustic. A Styled Inspiration Shoot At Camp Katur

September 18th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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This morning we are in Yorkshire for a (the title of this post says it all) reassuringly rustic styled wedding inspiration shoot sent to me by Amy and Nigel of The Greenhouse Florist, Ripon and Jane of JB Creatives.  Both companies are exhibiting at Brides Up North’s Luxury & Vintage Grand Wedding Exhibition at The National Railway Museum, York on Sunday 17th November 2013, so you can check out their talents first-hand then.  Click here to pre-register.

For now though, be assured that with Amy and Nigel on floral décor, vintage props and venue styling and Jane taking care of photography and stationery (plus a very special venue) that this was always going to be cool, quirky and utterly original. 

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Amy and Nigel say:  We really enjoyed working with Jane and Kerry for this photo shoot. The Barn at Camp Katur is a fantastic venue within such an inspiring woodland setting. With all the fantastic glamping tents in the woods it makes for a perfect and unforgettable wedding venue.

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We brought the woodland into the barn with the use of touches such as the tree branches hung from the rafters with ferns in mossed pots hanging down. The stag head worked brilliantly above our faux fireplace, created from wooden veg crates. I chose the bright summery tones of coral Peonies and blue Thistle and Delphiniums to add touches of colour to the lace covered banquet table piled with old books. There were arrangements in vintage flower pots and larger glass containers covered in chicken wire. The shiny silver candle sticks were added to give the impression of opulence in times gone by.

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The old door which is one of a pair which we hire out and makes a fab table plan display which Jane (of JB Creatives) designed a beautiful coral seating plan for.

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The banquet table was given the look of a luxury picnic, complete with hampers and old fashioned lemonade. The vintage items shown are available to hire from us.  The table plan, place names and wedding stationery made by JB Creatives. Beautifully bespoke wedding stationery individually designed and created for each and every couple. JB Creatives wedding stationery is made to the highest quality to suit any style of wedding.

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Camp Katur Glamping Village doesn’t do conveyor belt, formulaic ceremonies. This alternative venue offers bespoke, contemporary and personal weddings. As a wedding venue with a difference your imagination can flow and your dreams will come true giving you and your guests an unforgettable experience full of fantasy and splendour.

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JB Creatives

JB Creatives

Camp Katur has over 10 acres available for an idyllic wedding. Overlooking a beautiful meadow and surrounded by woodland a wedding here really is bespoke and unique.There are a variety of quirky accommodation options within the Glamping village, including safari tents, Yurts and an authentic Tipi. The Glamping village can accommodate up to 61 guests with extra options close by.

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The rustic outer barn is a blank canvas offering itself to inspiration and creativity. The open bricked, open beamed, open aired barn has personality and charm in abundance and can be transformed into a unique personal setting. Available to be hired out empty for DIY brides or dressed with hessian curtains, fairy lights and candles the barn can really reflect the wedding party’s personality and style.  The rustic outer barn can accommodate up to 100 guests seated or 150 guests standing.

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Camp Katur’s unique extras include the use of the outdoor Norwegian Eco Spa, set within tranquil woodland with a spacious wood burning hot tub and unique wood burning sauna barrel. This is the perfect place to unwind whilst listening to the sounds of local wildlife during sundown.

The Nordic ‘Grillikota’ BBQ Pod Cabin is the perfect indoor barbequing option and is available for the wedding party to extend the celebrations whether before or after the big day to cook up a hearty breakfast or an evening meal with a difference. Comfortably seating 16 adults inside there are tree hammocks and outdoor seating to extend the space further.

JB Creatives

JB Creatives

JB Creatives

Camp Katur can offer unique transport options to arrive in style to the ceremony. Options include; a tractor and trailer, an army bus, quad bikes, horseback and by hot air balloon.

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Floral Décor, Vintage Props and Venue Styling: The Greenhouse Florist

Stationery: JB Creatives

Venue: Camp Katur

 

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I’m Back! And A Wedding Surprise! A Real Wedding – Kaye & Stuart

August 17th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Firstly – apologies to everyone who tried to access these silver swirly pages in last 36 hours – apparently the Brides Up North server has been playing up a little completely died.  But I am assured that all the behind the scenes wizardry that keeps the gorgeousness going is restored to business as usual and I can stop banging my head off the keyboard!  

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Every cloud has a silver lining! Time to cram a week’s worth of fabulousness into a few days!

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On with today’s loveliness!

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Every wedding that I feature in these pages is divine, but sometimes a Real Wedding pops into my inbox that really captures this ’s imagination, and the memory keeps coming back to me throughout the day.  Like a really good painting, you feel like you could be a part of it, like you could step into the scene.

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Brides Up North Featured Supplier Howell Jones Photography claim that they produce fine art weddings.

Boy, don’t they just.

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This wedding is relaxed, personal and very very special.  Keep reading down, there’s a surprise at the end!

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Grab a whole lot of chilled out wedding inspiration with your breakfast cereal Brides Up North!

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Over to Warren at Howell Jones Photography who introduces the day:  The happy couple are Kaye and Stuart who tied the know at in Clitheroe, Lancashire on 4th June 2011. 

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Stu and Kaye just wanted to get married and that was the end of it!  They wanted a relaxed atmosphere

and they got one… they had a barbecue in the afternoon, an artist drawing everyone’s portraits and a game of bowls…

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…and they had a perfect day

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